Depending on how you are feeling and what your preferences are in any given day, here are the self-compassion practices you might do as part of your formal practice for today.
How can we tend to ourselves when our brainstem is having a meltdown? When we seem to be constantly in fight, flight, freeze, appease or dissociate? When shame has us in its headlights? Here are some tips
Dear 2018 Body, How are you? It’s been a while since we’ve connected so I wanted to say hello. Every now and I then I think about you. I hope you are well.
Practicing self-compassion is an important part of the equation to help us navigate through mindfulness toward equanimity.
Do you feel clueless when your yoga teacher, mindfulness teacher or therapist asks you, “Where do you feel that emotion in your body?”
We can have no trouble feeling the soft emotions that tell us about boundaries. It’s finding a way to be with the hard emotions that takes more practice.
If we don’t midwife our own emotions, who’s going to do that important task? We can’t hope to dear God that someone else will take care of us.
Any emotion will come and it will go. If you don’t ruminate on it or project it into the future, any emotion will rise and fall away again.
Rather than get out of bed in the morning annoyed and wired with cortisol and stress, I give myself the gift of fearlessness and tend to myself first.
Name it and you can tame it? Feel it and you can heal it? Move it and you can soothe it: How movement in response to our body’s need is self-compassion.
Workplaces are starting to more actively support the use of tools like stress balls to help direct attention and calm nerves.
Who is the inner rebel? She is our internalized rebel archetype; Firefighter in Internal Family Systems terms; Diet Rebel in the Intuitive Eating world.